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EPA Scales Back Biofuel Mandate

April 24, 2014 9:31 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.     

Study Says Fuels From Corn Waste Not Better Than Gas

April 21, 2014 11:07 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global...

Can Wal-Mart's Supplier Sustainability Index Translate To The Industrial Segment?

April 18, 2014 9:29 am | by Robert Kravitz, AlturaSolutions Communications | Blogs | Comments

Nearly 10 years ago, Wal-Mart launched a major sustainability program impacting the majority of...

Johnson Controls To Acquire Air Distribution Technologies For $1.6B

April 16, 2014 9:40 am | by Johnson Controls | News | Comments

Within the Johnson Controls portfolio, Air Distribution Technologies will be aligned under the...

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Hawaii Receives First Containerized LNG Shipment

April 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Clean Energy | News | Comments

Hawaii Gas recently received approval from the Hawaii Public Utility Commission to land containerized LNG for use as a back-up fuel source for its Oahu synthetic natural gas plant. Clean Energy’s initial delivery totaled approximately 7,100 LNG gallons.

Accenture & Siemens Form Smart Grid Solutions Venture

April 8, 2014 9:53 am | by Siemens & Accenture | News | Comments

The venture will provide utility companies with advanced smart grid solutions and services focused on data management and systems integration to improve energy efficiency, grid operations, and reliability.         

Battery Recycling Program Celebrates 20 Years, Says Fastenal

March 21, 2014 9:38 am | by Fastenal Company | News | Comments

Established by five battery companies in 1994, Call2Recycle, Inc. pioneered the product stewardship movement through its efforts to establish a manufacturer-funded program to collect, transport, and recycle rechargeable batteries.    

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Johnson Controls Collaborates To Develop Advanced Battery Technology

March 20, 2014 10:38 am | by Johnson Controls | News | Comments

Johnson Controls and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft have signed a collaboration agreement to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries.            

Going Green Can Put Your Business In The Black

March 17, 2014 2:59 pm | by Dan Labell, President & Owner, Westfalia Technologies, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Efforts at reducing carbon emissions, recycling and purchasing green products serve as common examples of ways in which many businesses try to be more eco-friendly. However, more and more firms are finding that automating their warehouses and distribution centers offers a great way to go green while adding efficiencies and savings to operations.

Case Study: Improved Efficiency On The Home Front

March 17, 2014 2:19 pm | by Michael Schratz, VP of Marketing at Dialight | Blogs | Comments

Earlier this year, Huron strengthened their commitment to reducing energy consumption by converting interior and exterior lighting in their heating and cooling facility from traditional HID to LED fixtures – the most efficient technology available today.

3 Inbound Shipping Challenges Logistics Executives Face Which Impact The Entire Supply Chain

March 17, 2014 12:45 pm | by Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis | Blogs | Comments

If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group.

UPS Invests In Propane For U.S. Delivery Fleet

March 7, 2014 9:50 am | by UPS | News | Comments

The vehicles on these routes can travel up to 200 miles on a tank of propane. Operations will begin by mid-2014 and be completed early next year.                      

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Emergency Lighting Inverters Selection Brochure

January 30, 2014 2:25 pm | by Controlled Power Company | Product Releases | Comments

Using product images, data matrices, and bullet text, this brochure enables prospects to easily determine the UL 924 listed, NFPA 101 compliant inverter that best meets their kW requirements.

U.S. Trade Deficit Declines To $34.3B

January 7, 2014 9:59 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to its lowest level in four years, an encouraging sign for economic growth. Gains in energy production and stronger sales of American-made airplanes, autos and machinery lifted exports to an all-time high.

Westmoreland To Buy Coal Operations For $435M

December 24, 2013 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Westmoreland Coal Co. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the coal mining operations of Sherritt International Corp. for about $435 million which will help it expand its operations in Western Canada. The Englewood, Colo., company said the deal will double its business and make it the sixth largest coal producer in North America.

Owner Plans To Open Hopewell Bio-Fuel Plant

December 24, 2013 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of a bio-fuel plant in Hopewell plans to open the facility instead of dismantling it. Vireol Bio-Industries had planned to ship the plant's equipment to its plant in England.                    

New Crude Oil Rail-Loading Facility Will Be Built In Alberta

December 20, 2013 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Edmonton Rail Terminal will play an important role in improving access to markets for oil sands production, said Rich Kruger, chairman, president, and chief executive of Imperial Oil.                   

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Siemens To Supply Two Power Plant Units In PA

December 20, 2013 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The total value of the contract, which includes a long-term maintenance and service contract, is approximately $400 million. With this order, Siemens has sold 27 H-class gas turbines worldwide.                 

KMP & Seneca Resources Enter Agreement To Support Niagara Expansion Project

December 17, 2013 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seneca will serve as the foundation shipper for TGP’s Niagara Expansion Project, which is designed to provide transportation from the prolific Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania to TGP’s interconnect with TransCanada Pipeline in Niagara County, N.Y., to serve growing markets in eastern Canada.

Siemens Energy Announces World’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbine Order

December 16, 2013 11:08 am | by Siemens Energy | News | Comments

In 2012, wind energy was, for the first time ever, the No. 1 source of new electricity generation capacity. More wind power capacity was installed in the U.S. than any other form of power generation.         

Central PA Plant To Recycle Shale Drilling Water

December 16, 2013 11:00 am | by ANYA LIVTAK, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | News | Comments

Starting in January, Daniel Ertel's wastewater processing plant in Williamsport will start churning out commodities: Oil. Methanol. Sodium chloride.                 

Exxon: Rising Living Standards Propel Energy Needs

December 13, 2013 10:36 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The company's annual long-term energy outlook, released Thursday, predicts world energy demand will grow 35% by 2040 as electricity and modern fuels are brought to some of the billions of people in the developing world who currently live without power or burn wood or other biomass for cooking and heating.

Honeywell Announces Major Investments To Increase HFO-1234yf Production In U.S.

December 11, 2013 3:50 pm | News | Comments

Honeywell announced investments of approximately $300 million will be made by the company and key suppliers to increase production capacity for HFO-1234yf, a new refrigerant for automobiles with a global-warming potential of less than 1.

One Step Closer To Clean Coal?

December 11, 2013 9:15 am | by GSE Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

GSE Systems, Inc. is currently working on Phase II of a multi-phase project to supply an engineering simulator for the first-of-a-kind power plant design, FutureGen 2.0 project. The FutureGen 2.0 will be a near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant using oxy-combustion technology.

Green Building Rival Emerges Among LEED Attacks

December 6, 2013 10:48 am | by Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press | News | Comments

LEED has a rival — a controversial, Portland, OR-based rating system known as Green Globes, which markets itself as a simpler, less expensive alternative.                  

BP Pushes Technical Limits To Tap Extreme Fields

December 5, 2013 10:57 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions.

House OKs Bills To Speed Oil, Gas Drilling

November 21, 2013 10:29 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The measures were among three energy bills the House is considering this week as Republicans who control the chamber push to expand an oil and gas boom that's lowered prices and led the U.S. to produce more oil last month than it imported from abroad.

Ceramic Lamps With Electronic Ballasts

October 29, 2013 9:47 am | by EYE Lighting | Product Releases | Comments

EYE Lighting 375W ceramic lamps run on an exclusive electronic ballast, and can be used to replace up to 1000W HPS and MH systems, generating over 675 watts in energy savings.

IDS Industries To Acquire Charge! Energy Storage

October 21, 2013 10:32 am | by IDS Industries, Inc. | News | Comments

Charge! Energy Storage, formerly known as Installing Dealer Supply, Inc., is a California manufacturer and distributor based in Lake Elsinore, CA with a 24-year history in the construction materials business.             

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